Thank You to everyone who helped to make Dog Day Afternoon a success! It was a great outing for people and dogs alike.
The highlight of the day was the Non-Professional Dog Show where beautiful canines of every size, shape, and breed, escorted by proud owners, paraded for a panel of judges for a chance to win ribbons, medallions, and the ultimate award, a Best in Show Trophy. Judges, Anissa Plyler, Dr. Misty Bollinger, and Dennis Gaubert had a difficult and tedious task of awarding winners in each category. M-C Karen Terrebonne brought humor and flair to the event as contestants vied for awards
The Cake Walk, a new attraction, was a big hit with children and adults as musical chairs’ winners were awarded homemade cakes and other confections. Thanks to DJ Johnny Cassin and assistants for entertaining the crowd and providing lively music for the Cake Walk
Face Painting by Little Creatures was a favorite that pleased youths with colorful and artful movie and critter look-a-likes. Also, Sparky the Fire Dog made an appearance to the delight of the crowd. Raffle drawings were an exciting part of the day with 20 great prizes awarded to lucky winners. Appreciation awards were presented to individuals and businesses for their support to HOPE’s programs.
A Blessing of Animals, Biblical readings, and an eloquent prayer by Father Mike Bergeron were reminders that animals are creatures of God and are worthy of special places in our lives.
A Parade of HOPE followed with dogs adopted into loving homes through HOPE and those available and awaiting for forever homes
Throughout the day, jambalaya, grilled hamburgers, nachos, popcorn, and homemade sweets satisfied the culinary tastes of the crowd (and a few sneaky dogs). Many thanks to volunteers who donated, prepared, and served food for the event.
We appreciate and thank Bubba’s ll Po-Boys, Raising Cane’s, Donner/Peltier Distillery, donations of food, cakes, and sweets, volunteers, donors of raffle items, sellers and purchasers of raffle tickets.
Many thanks to everyone who helped to make the fundraising event a success. It is through the support and participation of caring individuals that HOPE can help many homeless animals in need. All proceeds will help to fund medical care for many rescued dogs and cats.